My child, I see how much you long to please me. I see your faithfulness in service to me. But today I’m calling you to a new level of faith in me.
It’s a faith that is not shaken by trials and circumstances. It’s a simple but bold faith that doesn’t shrink back. It’s a faith that trusts unreservedly in all my promises to you.
Your service alone is not what I require, but it is to be mixed with a faith that steps out with boldness as you take me at my word.
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.